Woody Woodpecker!

Woody Woodpecker is one of the most famous characters from the golden age of American animation. The colourful anthropomorphic bird with the distinctive cheeky laugh has been appearing on our screens for nearly 80 years – he never loses his…

Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Duckling

You don’t have to be a child to enjoy the wonder of a fairy tale. For many people, a childhood love of the stories of Hans Christian Andersen is something they will remember for the rest of their life. The…

Roland Rat: Rat Rapping!

Roland Rat was the unlikely idol of UK breakfast television in the 1980s. The “cheeky chappie” rodent, who spoke with a broad Birmingham accent, was a presenter on TV-AM. He rose to fame and later became a pop star too!…

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The beautiful ballad, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, is one of the most famous and best-loved songs of all time. It was composed by American songwriters Harold Arlen and Edgar “Yip” Harburg for the 1939 fantasy musical, The Wizard of Oz.…